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Stories by Livern Barrett

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Specialised teams of police investigators have been established to go after crime bosses.Among the persons being targeted, declared Selvin Haye, deputy commissioner in charge of crime, are the financiers behind the illegal importation and...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

All but four of the 19 police divisions across the island have reported an increase in murders, some by more than 100 per cent, as the bloodletting by marauding criminals continues unabated.At the top of the list, according to the latest statistics...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two weeks ago, Doris Graham* buried her son, whose life was snuffed out by a gunman's bullet just over a month ago.Now, the mother of two is planning the funeral of her other child, Toni Ann Murray, whose life was also cut short by a gunman's bullet...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Disbarred attorney Harold Brady narrowly avoided eviction from his rented home in the upscale St Andrew community of Cherry Gardens yesterday minutes before bailiffs were set to move in with two court orders.A team, under the supervision of Oswald...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A judge yesterday scolded convicted medical doctor Jephthah Ford, saying that he used his perceived influence to become an agent of corruption."The court is of the view that your perceived influence, or who you believe you are, you used that belief...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Paula Llewellyn, the nation's chief prosecutor, revealed yesterday that her office would have recommended a longer sentence for the Manchester woman who was handed a four-year prison term after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the gruesome...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A Manchester man who detailed for police investigators how, with assistance from his girlfriend, he used a knife to cut the throat of her 11-year-old brother two times was yesterday convicted of murder.Kayode Garwood, 28, was found guilty in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Peter Bunting, the newly minted chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, said more than 200 persons with mental illnesses are now being held at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre inSt Andrew and has raised concerns that this could...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher was summoned to a meeting last Wednesday and informed that his tenure would come to an end today, his attorney Hugh Wildman has asserted.Wildman claimed, too, that no reason was given for Fisher's termination...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Veteran politician Olivia 'Babsy' Grange believes it would be traumatic for hundreds of Jamaicans if medical doctor Jephthah Ford is sent to prison.Grange, who is the minister of sports, culture and gender affairs, and entertainment, as giving...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A probe ordered by the nation's chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, has found that a St Catherine man used a fraudulently obtained land title to secure bail for a man who was convicted ofmurder in absentia after he absconded midway his trial, law...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

SEVENTEEN persons today pleaded guilty to murder and sex-related offences in the St Catherine Circuit Court during the third staging of Sentence-Reduction Day.The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said that four persons pleaded...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Forty persons yesterday pleaded guilty to murder and other violent crimes, triggering a call for the judiciary to expand its Sentence-Reduction Day initiative to all criminal courts islandwide.According to the Office of the Director of Public...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:40 PMLivern Barrett

Phillip Brown, the man who beat his pregnant ex-girlfriend to death inside her Crystal Towers apartment in St Andrew last December, has pleaded guilty to...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 11:23 AMLivern Barrett

Lorna Williamson, the woman accused of stealing a newborn baby at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) last December, has pleaded...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 2:25 PMLivern Barrett

A High Court judge today ordered that the murder trial of popular entertainer Ninja Man commence immediately. The order by Justice Martin Gayle followed an application by the entertainer’s attorney Valerie Neita-Robertson for a stay of proceedings in the eight-year-old case for abuse of process... 

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday launched a blistering attack on retired parliamentarians former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Dr Omar Davies, describing the St Andrew constituencies they represented for decades as "two of the...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 5:19 PMLivern Barrett

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two million dollars. That's the amount a High Court judge has ordered businessman Patrick Powell to pay the family of slain Kingston College student Khajeel Mais arising from a wrongful-death lawsuit.The award by Justice Stephanie Jackson Haisley...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 6:53 PMLivern Barrett

Three men, including a Haitian, are now in police custody following the seizure of over 1,600 pounds of ganja, valued at $6.5 million in Hellshire, St Catherine, yesterday. According to law enforcement sources, the ganja was found by detectives...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 1:20 PMLivern Barrett

The long-delayed trial of Michael McLean, the man who allegedly killed six members of a St Thomas family, including four children, more than 11 years ago, has again been pushed back amid concerns about his health. The trial was scheduled to...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A police constable yesterday recounted the terrifying two years he spent locked up with hardened criminals after he was convicted of killing a wanted man, but said he holds no grudge and just wants his job back.Glenroy McDermott was convicted in...

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